New partnership to enhance rice production in Africa

A new programme aimed at boosting sustainable rice production has begun at the AfricaRice Centre, Cotonou, Republic of Benin. © Agriculture Corner The programme known as...

Agritech Expo to gather Zambia’s farming community in Chisamba again to focus on agri...

Zambian President Edgar Lungu amongst last year's VIP attendees. "It is so important for the farming community to get together to discuss the current challenges...

Sweet Potato Snacks Industry Creating Jobs for Small Kenyan Farming Communities

Perez Ochieng launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking community support for her project to change the role of sweet potato farming in Kenya. The goal...

AfricaRice Scientist wins International Award for Young Researchers

Dr. Jonne Rodenburg, Agronomist with special focus on weed science at the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) has won the 2011 Japan International Award...

Empowering youth to engage in the agricultural sector is key to stimulate economic growth...

Youth vital players in responsible investment in agriculture and food systems Action is needed to enhance agricultural investments by and with young agri-entrepreneurs. Empowering youth...

SA: Agro-processing to drive economic transformation

By- SAnews.gov.za The reviving of agriculture and the agro-processing value chain is key for radical economic transformation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. “Much more...

FAO calls for action to accelerate economic transformation and development in Africa

FAO calls for action to accelerate economic transformation and development in Africa / Focus on smallholder farmers and family farming as Regional Conference for...

Locust plague threatens to trigger severe food crisis in Madagascar / Locusts have already...

Madagascar is in the grips of a largely uncontrolled locust plague and risks a serious food crisis. A large-scale emergency control campaign urgently requires...

Recent Sub-Saharan Africa Tech news in brief

Satellite data receiving station for Gambia A station for receiving satellite data has been installed at the Gambia's National Environment Agency as part of the...

Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialization, says President Adesina

Young Africans should be trusted and supported to drive the continent’s industrialization The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank opened in Busan, Korea,...

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